Young Peace Leaders

Our Young Peace Leaders are the DNA of our organisation. YPL is a youth-led movement committed to creating social and sustainable change by building a global community of young peace leaders.

WITHIN THE 12 MONTHS OF THE PROGAMME IN ANY ONE REGION, THE PROJECT WILL THEREFORE DELIVER THE FOLLOWING OUTCOMES:

  1. A local 'Intervention Programme' that engages young people and builds individual and community resilience.
  2. A network of young peace leaders promoting strong ethical messaging
  3. A network of young peace leaders upskilled on United Nations Sustainable development goals interconnected both local and international issues.
  4. A network of Young peace leaders develop intermediary outcomes across personal, interpersonal and community.
  5. Young Peace Leaders experience positive changes in attitude socially
  6. Young Peace Leaders take on leadership roles.
  7. Young people are more connected and build positive relationships with diverse peer groups, community and family units.
  8. A 'Celebration Event' organised by the young people engaged in the intervention programme.
  9. A Young Peace Leaders Programme.
  10. A locally delivered 'Footballsaveslives' campaign
  11. Recognition for the authority that it has secured a 'City, Town or village for Peace' kitemark

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES & MONITORING/EVALUATION:

The programme primarily uses football as the unconscious enabler to engage, educate and facilitate integration through to building sustainable practices for marginalized communities and creating young peace leaders.

The programme focuses on a theory of change model to measure and target shift patterns. Attitudinal shifts are taken through pre and post programme qualitative and quantitative completion surveys from participants, teachers, lead workers as well as parents and carers. Teams monitor the group closely, looking at group dynamics and peer friendships that develop, participant engagement levels over the course of the programme, recording personal and behavioural changes throughout, written verbal, anecdotal and other media style formats that got into the end report.

KEY INDICATORS FOR THE PROJECT INCLUDE:

  1. Young Peace Leaders will have increased skills and employability as they complete the educational activity and run their own community engagement activities and tournaments.
  2. We also expect to see 75% of the participants who complete the course report reduced isolation and feel more confident to act as a leader amongst a group of multi faith and cultured peers.
  3. We aim to see 80% of participants take an active role in contributing through our wider engagement and activity run by the Youth
  4. 3,000 participants from the wider community come together through the youth led activities over the period, which will see them mix and create dialogue with others they have not socialised with before.
  5. See new friendships develop and an opportunity for those from different backgrounds to work together cohesively.